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UPDATE: Some STT horses scratched for 2014 Boxing Day race

Admission (left) and Break Up The Game. Photo: VINO/File
Violet 'Letty' Hodge. Photo: VINO/File
Violet 'Letty' Hodge. Photo: VINO/File
From left to right: Apollo Sky, Really Up Town and Swag Daddy. Photo: VINO/File
From left to right: Apollo Sky, Really Up Town and Swag Daddy. Photo: VINO/File
The Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay on December 26, 2014 promise to be the event to close the year with a bang as a number of new horses make their debut and with quite a few of them coming up from neighbouring United States Virgin Islands to compete. Photo: VINO/File
The Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay on December 26, 2014 promise to be the event to close the year with a bang as a number of new horses make their debut and with quite a few of them coming up from neighbouring United States Virgin Islands to compete. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands News Online was reliably informed that some of the horses that were due to come up from St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands for tomorrow’s December 26, 2014 Boxing Day races at Ellis Thomas Downs will not be coming.

And confirming these reports was horse owner Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge, who has a number of horses competing in the meet.

Speaking to this news site today December 25, 2014, Hodge said that it is her understanding that at least two of the horses from St Thomas have been scratched.

“One thing I know is Admission isn’t here and Break Up The Game didn’t come. I don’t know exactly all who came but I know those two [didn’t come] because I was told right away,” she said.

In terms of her horses’ preparation for the races, Hodge said, “My horses are good. I am ready,” she said. She is running Really Up Town, Buy Buy Buy and Bittersweet Dream in tomorrow’s races.

Efforts to reach Karen B. Smith-Aaron, President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association for a comment on their preparation for the races and on the absentee horses proved futile.

See previous article published on December 19, 2014:

All set for Boxing Day races @ Ellis Thomas Downs 

-Apollo Sky, Really Up Town and Swag Daddy to battle in feature race

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – The Boxing Day races to be held at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay on December 26, 2014 promise to be the event to close the year with a bang as a number of new horses make their debut and with quite a few of them coming up from neighbouring United States Virgin Islands to compete.

In race 1, True Essence of Zion Stables, Original Runner of Antho Racing Stables, Good Boy Daddy of Top Priority Racing Stables and Mark It A Wynn of Pleasant Valley stables - all of Tortola - together with Extra Brew of Brothers’ Stables and of St Thomas will face off.

In race 2, Prince of Speed of Tortola’s Case Closed Stables, Funny Accommodation of St Thomas and King Hugo of Top Priority Stables in St Thomas will all be making their debut alongside Appealing Son of Quiet Storm Stables St Thomas, Sin Mirar Atras of The Boys’ Stables of Tortola and Southern Dunn of Thomasville Stables of Tortola.

Race 3 will feature Pa Pa Pa Perfect of St Croix and owned by Dean Isles, Kenny’s Addi Blu of Top Priority Racing Stables, Tortola, in its debut race, All About Faith of St Thomas’ Watlington/Phillip’s Stables making its debut, Bitter Sweet Dream of L&B Stables, Tortola making its debut, Orithyia of Thomasville Stables, Tortola and Miss Homer owned by Ronnie Hodge.

Race 4 will feature Meddlingbirdie of Mission House Stable, Tortola making its debut race, Philly Thunder of No Nonsense Stables in St Thomas making its debut, Starship Titan of Strictly Business Stables, Tortola, Buy Buy Buy of L&B Racing Stables, Tortola and Jordan’s Image of St Thomas’ Alliance Point Stables.

For race 5 it will be Stephen Got Better of The Boys’ Stables, St Thomas against Break Up The Game of Alliance Point Stables St Thomas and Kanavayen of Cox Heath Stables of Tortola.

The feature race of the day will be race 6, a Seven Furlongs race for Class A horses for a purse of $12,500 and which is sponsored by Premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith and Second District Representative Hon J. Alvin Christopher, will see five horses going at it.

Chilean Boy of Top Priority Racing Stables of Tortola will be making its debut as will be Admission of Bovoni Stables of St Thomas. In addition the race will feature Apollo Sky of the Boy’s Stables, Tortola, Really Up Town of L&B Racing Stables of Tortola and Swagg Daddy of Alliance Point Stables of St Thomas.

Race 7, the final race of the day, will feature Still Unbroken of St Thomas making its debut, Fort Pyramaid of The Boys Stables, Tortola, Doughmaker St Croix and Trading Secrets of Family Affair Stables Tortola.

Efforts by this news site to reach President of the Virgin Islands Horse Owners’ Association Karen B. Smith-Aaron for a comment as to the preparations for the race meet proved futile.

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18 Responses to “UPDATE: Some STT horses scratched for 2014 Boxing Day race”

  • xcxxxcccc (19/12/2014, 16:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good card
    • @ xcxxxcccc (20/12/2014, 12:00) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      you and I must be looking at a different card deman...tis card weak and half the mules are scratch
    • rocky (26/12/2014, 08:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      BVI reporters please stay out of horse racing if your goals are to kill the sport..when we here in BVI scratch our horses from ST Thomas races cards, the committee over they do not announce any scratches till the actually post time of the races, that way everyone will still come and have fun but no not over here, we got to announce big and broad..not dissing u guys, just trying to help horse race in the BVI to grow!
  • JA (19/12/2014, 17:25) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hands on UP TOWN!!..... lets go!!
  • Kingfish (19/12/2014, 20:37) Like (20) Dislike (11) Reply
    Just another display of Cruelty to Animals for the enjoyment of man. Sad very sad.
  • cox (19/12/2014, 22:01) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    LET'S GET IT !!!

    • dd (22/12/2014, 21:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      cox heat racing stable is not afaid of sthephen got better we go run thing soon
  • qc (19/12/2014, 22:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time we see a decent race card
  • Number one in Horse raing (19/12/2014, 23:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks Vino..
  • Thing to talk (20/12/2014, 10:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why put horses on the card them know break up the game is not running, and there is more.
  • Fan (20/12/2014, 11:13) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is St Thomas playing tola again?
  • ... (25/12/2014, 20:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    St Thomas playing us again
    • rock city (25/12/2014, 23:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      its a business the purses over on stx is way more attractive that's all..we go where the money is..it is that easy!
    • jack (26/12/2014, 11:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      what else is new
  • ... (25/12/2014, 20:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    St Thomas playing us again
  • DON Q (25/12/2014, 23:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI horse owners association should take a lesson from st. thomas


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